One of the biggest reasons for creating MommyLuvs2save was to create a community of moms and dads who want to help their family save money when buying essentials in order to free up money for debt repayment. My own family has paid off over $111,500 in consumer debt including credit cards, student loan debt and 2 vehicles. I am a teacher at heart. I want to use the skills that I have learned to help YOU ditch debt. I want to encourage each of you in your efforts so that one day you can feel the freedom of being debt free. I’m not quite there yet either (we still have a mortgage) so I need encouragement as well
It can be very difficult to pay down debt. There are many temptations to spend money. We live in a culture that encourages debt and spending. In addition, expenses come up and there never seems to be any extra money for paying down debt. I want to urge each of you to participate in a challenge. Just leave a comment about one positive step you’ve taken for your family each day. Did you eat in instead of going out? Did you save money at the grocery store? Did you pay extra on your credit card? Leave a comment below and we will cheer one another on every day and every step of the way.
The challenge is to leave a comment about what YOU have done to work on getting debt free each day. One winner will be chosen to win a $25 Amazon gift card at the end of each month. To participate in the challenge you must comment on at least 10 posts during the month.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: I had a decent day yesterday, but I didn’t get much deal shopping done. I had lots of ideas for what I wanted to do, but the day kind of got away from me. I did run into Home Goods and Pier 1 Imports in search of lamps for our newly redone sitting room. I didn’t find any lamps that I wanted, but I did pick up a few things. I got a new crate mat for Rudy. He chewed up his old one a few weeks ago, but I don’t like him laying on the bare bottom of it. Maybe he learned his lesson and will appreciate his new mat :). I also got a set of memory foam rugs for our bathroom. Have you guys tried these ? Okay, seriously, if you learn nothing else from me please try the memory foam rugs in your bathroom outside the shower or wherever. They are fabulous. I have a little path of them throughout the bathroom. I got a set of 2 really nice ones at Home Goods for $14.99. I got a set there before and they are the best ones I’ve tried. Let me know if you try them. You’ll be mentally thanking me every time you get out of the shower.
We are still making changes to the website. I hope you like what you see, but feel free to let me know if there’s something you’re not crazy about. This is really all for you guys, so I want to make sure it’s how YOU want it. Last night we updated Twitter and Facebook so all of my posts are automatically going to both places again. Feel free to use the icons to the right under the subscription box to follow ML2S on Twitter and Facebook if you don’t already. I updated the outdated coupon links in the main menu. This is a great resource for printable coupons. I will be making sure that all of the other links in the menu are active and accurate as well. There are still more changes to come, but that’s what’s new as of now
I went out for dinner with my sister and parents last night. My dad tried to pay, but I didn’t let him. I made dinner for Ro and the kids before leaving. The mail was boring. I earned 153 Swagbucks yesterday. I didn’t do any additional surveys because I used my free time to update the site.
I hope you all have a fun weekend planned. The girls have a birthday party for Kayla’s best friend at dinnertime. I may run and do a little grocery shopping while they are bowling at the party.
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2014 your year. Who will the April winner be ? We’ll see…